At the age of 21, Ed Sheeran has already conquered the UK music charts, with a platinum-selling album and a string of four consecutive Top 10 hits.
Now, he’s set his sights on America, and he’s already won over a lot of fans — including Taylor Swift, who’s asked him to help her write songs for her next album!
His first single, “The A Team,” has already started to climb the charts — and if you haven’t heard it, well, it has absolutely nothing to do with the TV show or movie. It is, however, a powerful, moving song — and if you haven’t seen the live rendition he recorded especially for us, you should.
Along with the live session, Ed talked with Fox All Access host Chris Leary about the song and its inspirations, along with plenty of other things, including his beginnings as a musician, his work ethic, and how he landed some prime gigs during his very first visit to Los Angeles.
So take a look at the interview, then check out Ed Sheeran’s debut album, “+.”
In the vein of Justin Bieber’s documentary film Never Say Never, Katy Perry is following in his footsteps with her new film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, which follows her life on and off the stage. Yesterday in London, Perry surprised a young audience with an appearance and a screening of the film. Fans were surprised by Perry’s showing. Take a look at the video and you will see why Perry is one of the top (and nicest) superstars in the world.
We were stoked when Gavin DeGraw recently stopped by to visit Fox All Access. We love this guy! The first thing he did? He sweetly serenaded us with his hit song “Sweeter,” which left us wanting more so we decided to have a little chat with Mr. DeGraw. He just hit the road for a summer tour with fellow friends, Colbie Caillat and Andy Grammer. Gavin is having a ball on the road. He says his tour mates are awesome, amazing, really cool and great artists. One of the funniest things that’s happened on tour so far in Gavin’s opinion is Colbie Caillat being attacked in Pittsburgh, not by fans, but by bugs on stage. The tour idea became real after Gavin began working on music with Colbie over at her place and as he put it, “it just felt right.” We were happy to see that Gavin continues to have a great attitude about life, especially after his accident not too long ago. This guys deserves nothing but the best. He’s genuine, authentic and very talented. Check out our interview with Gavin DeGraw and make sure to catch him out on tour along with Colbie Caillat and Andy Grammer. Enjoy part 1 of this interview, part 2 is coming soon!
Sitting at the American Idol Judges’ table may have kept Steven Tyler extremely busy the first half of 2012, but it certainly didn’t prevent him from working on projects of a more personal nature. “We’re ready,,, ripe, ready, and pregnant!” says Tyler. Hearing the ”P” word come out of Tyler’s mouth is certainly worth a jaw drop, until you realize it’s really Tyler’s poetic way of describing the time, energy, and effort it’s taken for Aerosmith’s upcoming summer tour and album to gestate.
It’s no wonder Tyler would use a child bearing term to describe the process, especially with Joe Perry confirming that the album in fact had been started three or four times before.
Regardless of how long it’s taken, the band has their new songs and they’re ready to kick off ”The Global Warming North American Tour” June 16th in Minneapolis, MN. The new Aerosmith album, “Music From Another Dimension” is set to enter the world September 1 (according to Tyler).
We caught up with Steven and Joe who took a few minutes to explain their touring preparation process, describe the spin of the upcoming album, and even shared what they appreicate about each other. Check it out:
Are you ready to hear some new Aerosmith? Planning on experiencing the melt down that is the Global Warming Tour? Share your thoughts!
Justin Bieber is a worldwide superstar. Anywhere he goes he has mobs of fans following his every step and the paparazzi is not far behind. Bieber continues to have the world in awe of him, so much so that Forbes magazine recently named him one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, and put him on the cover of the magazine.
We exclusively spoke to Bieber who told us that it was an honor to be on the cover of the magazine at only the age of 18. He went on to tell us that he is having so much fun with his career right now, and staying true to himself and love for his fans is what helps keeps him humble. (Click on the audio player to hear Justin Bieber)
Bieber’s new album, “Believe”, will be released June 19, and he is also going to be on a North American tour later this year.
The X Factor, which started shooting its second season last week in Austin,Texas is known for its glitzy productionsand its high profile judges (Demi Lovato and Britney Spears have replaced Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger). However, the true star of The X Factor are the singers who give their all to win the grand prize and a recording contract. Simon Cowell understands that show business is an ever changing industry, and he explains that landing that coveted album deal is just the tip of the iceberg. (Click on the audio player to hear Simon Cowell)
After a highly publicized stint in rehab, Demi Lovato bounced back last year with the inspiring smash single, “Skyscraper”, and has been refreshingly honest with the media and fans regarding her gradual recovery. With perseverance and support from her loved ones, the strong willed singer is determined to reach new heights with her career, and thanks to her new single “Give Your Heart a Break” and her recent addition as a judge/mentor on The X Factor, Lovato’s future certainly looks bright.
Throughout her personal trials, Lovato received strength from her loyal fan base, and she is genuinely thankful for their encouragement, saying her fans truly inspire her. (Click on the audio player to hear Demi Lovato)
An early pick to win it all when she made the “American Idol” finals, Sanchez lost out to Phillip Phillips after the nation’s 132 million votes were counted.
After the show, the 16-year-old from San Diego spoke with Fox All Access executive producer Robin Whitaker about tonight’s finale, her performance with Jennifer Holliday, her “Idol” journey, and how she can’t wait to get back home to play video games!
America has spoken, and its choice is Phillip Phillips.
The 21-year-old Georgian defeated Jessica Sanchez to become the 11th “American Idol” winner tonight, winning the majority of the 132 million votes cast after Tuesday night’s performances.
Right after his win, Fox All Access executive producer Robin Whitaker caught up with Phillips backstage at the Nokia Theater to find out how he was doing and what he was thinking after his big victory.
Tonight’s American Idol season finale will feature either Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips as this year’s Idol winner. Although Sanchez’s powerhouse voice makes her an absolute shoo-in for the crown, Phillips’ laid back and amiable demeanor and good looks make him a dark horse favorite to win it all as well.
Carrie Underwood, winner of Idol’s fourth season, is now one of country’s biggest stars. But every great artists starts somewhere, and Underwood vividly recalls her experience during the Idol finale (she won over Bo Bice). (Click on the audio player to hear Carrie Underwood)
Find out if Phillip Phillips or Jessica Sanchez’s name will be called tonight on the American Idol two hour finale 8/7 central on Fox.